What's the role of Godparents?

To be chosen as a Godparent is a special honor. You, above all others, have been entrusted with the responsibility to participate in this child' Christian life and education.  This privilege offers you the opportunity to develop a mutually enriching spiritual relationship - one that will last throughout this life and beyond. 

There are many ways you can nurture this spiritual relationship and become a special friend to your Godchild. Among them are:

  • Celebrate the anniversary of this holy day of Baptism each year with a visit, call, or a card.
  • As your Godchild grows, listen to and share in the struggles and triumphs of living a Christian life, and keep yourself informed on Christian doctrine and values, to be able to answer questions as they arise. 
  • Encourage a consistent life of faith through special cards, letters, or gifts which celebrate holy events...Christmas, Easter...and personal growth events...graduation, first job, engagement.
  • Participate in, or send assurance of prayer, as your Godchild received the other sacraments, particularly First Communion and Confirmation, which complete initiation into the Church community.
  • Be supportive of your Godchild's parents in their role as the primary religious educators of their child.
  • And most importantly, become a model of Christian living for your Godchild, through daily prayer, virtue and active participation in parish life and liturgy.

By living a Christian life in partnership with your Godchild, both of you will experience the great joy of sharing a life of faith.

Congratulations and may God bless you!